Burlington Skyway bridge opens days after crash

Aerial of Skyway Bridge. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency File Photo)

Aerial of Skyway Bridge. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency File Photo)

Matt Ingram, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:14 AM ET

TORONTO -- The Burlington Skyway's Toronto-bound lanes opened Monday night, easing the minds of commuters wondering what kind of rush hour they would face Tuesday morning.

The Skyway's eastbound lanes were closed for repairs Thursday after a large truck smashed into the structure's steel girders.

Sukhvinder Singh Rai, 34, of Brampton, Ont., is charged with impaired driving.

Transportation Ministry spokesman Astrid Poei said workers Monday finished a temporary repair job to make the bridge safe, including installation of new steel beams and laying down asphalt.

A structural review completed Saturday night by minstry engineers recommended the temporary fix.

A more permanent repair effort will take two months with work scheduled to take place overnight to limit the impact on traffic, Poei said.

The permanent repair will include the installation of a new steel beam that will have to be manufactured.

 


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